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The Different Types of Truck Driving Jobs: Part 1

September 7th, 2018

Find out about the types of truck driving jobs so that you know where to being your trucking career!

When you enter the truck driving industry, it is important to know what types of trucking jobs are available. People may think that there is only one option when it comes to truck driving, but there are actually several based on how independent you want to be, your schedule, etc. Here are some of the different types of truck driving jobs.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Does a Diesel Engine Work?

August 30th, 2018

With a diesel engine, fuel is sprayed into chambers and the pressurized air heats up and ignites the fuel.

Most cars on the road use gasoline engines that work by causing a small explosion from the mixture of fuel and air. A diesel engine works a little differently – fuel is sprayed into combustion chambers as pressurized air heats and ignites the fuel. Read on for more detailed information about how diesel engines keep vehicles on the road.  Read the rest of this entry »

Common Types of Freight Trucks

August 24th, 2018

Dry vans are the most common type of freight trucks that you will see on the road!

When it comes to transporting freight, there are a variety of different truck options available. This is because there are so many different types of products that need to be transported and they all can’t use the same truck style. If you are trying to figure out which truck is best for your specific freight, here are some common types of freight trucks. Read the rest of this entry »

Diesel Fuel vs. Regular Fuel: What’s The Difference?

August 17th, 2018

Diesel fuel goes directly into the fuel cylinder, while regular fuel is first activated by a spark plug.

When we go to the gas station to fill up our tanks, our options range from regular to premium. However, it’s hard to miss the diesel pump that sits off to the side by itself. How bad could it really be to use the diesel fuel for your standard vehicle? Here are the differences between diesel fuel and regular fuel. Read the rest of this entry »

The Potential Impact of Self-Driving Trucks on the Trucking Industry

August 10th, 2018

The introduction of self-driving trucks is both exciting and concerning for those in the truck driving industry.

The future is now, and in some ways, it is hard to tell if that is necessarily a good thing or bad thing. Technological innovations bring along with them a flurry of benefits and advantages that previously could only be dreamt of. However, with every brand new technological advancement there are always the possibility that they also bring along unforeseen consequences. These possibilities are especially true when it comes to the idea of self-driving trucks. The true impact of self-driving trucks is unknown, but can be predicted in how it will affect the trucking industry as a whole.  Read the rest of this entry »

4 Fuel-Saving Tips for Truck Drivers

August 3rd, 2018

Fuel prices fluctuate often and can become a very costly expense over time, especially for truck drivers who spend most of their time on the road!

A truck driver spends most of their time on the road traveling from one destination to another. This means that their fuel usage is well above the average driver. Gas prices fluctuate and can become a very high expense for truck drivers. Here are four fuel-saving tips to help truck drivers save some time and money.  Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Remaining Calm While Driving

July 27th, 2018

Truck driving can get very stressful when you are on the road for hours at a time!

Driving can be a stressful process, especially when you are stuck in a lot of traffic. This is true for all drivers, but truck drivers are on the road for hours at at time with no breaks and are also driving huge vehicles. This can really start to take a toll on a person’s mood as well as their patience. Here are a few tips for remaining calm while driving.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose The Right Freight Broker

July 20th, 2018

A freight broker is responsible for matching shippers with truck drivers to transport their freight.

A large amount of truck transport in the United States is handled through freight brokers. They are essentially the middle man between shippers and truck drivers. While some shippers will sign contracts with trucking companies, others will use a freight broker to find truck drivers to transport their goods. Here is how to choose the right freight broker.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Stay Awake on a Long Road Trip

July 13th, 2018

Driving long hours on the road can be very tiring, so here are some tips to help you stay awake on that next road trip!

Truck driving is a very rewarding career choice, but it does require long hours on the road. Being on the road for hours at a time can cause people to become bored and tired, which is dangerous because people need to be fully alert when driving. Here are some tips for staying awake on a long road trip.  Read the rest of this entry »

How To Obtain Your Commercial Driver’s License

July 6th, 2018

You want to look into all of your options when deciding how to obtain a commercial driver’s license.

For those people who love solitude, traveling, and flexible hours, a truck driving career is a great option. Truck driving is a lot different and more complex than driving a regular passenger vehicle, so a commercial driver’s license is required before you kick off your career. Here are your options for obtaining your commercial driver’s license.  Read the rest of this entry »

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